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RE: Independent space from ARIN

  • From: Brandon Ross
  • Date: Mon Apr 14 16:35:44 2003

On Mon, 14 Apr 2003, Kris Foster wrote:

> Was this tongue in cheek?

Nope.

> I am not an economist, but this is a sure fire way to destroy the internet
> as we know it today.

Why is this so hard to believe?  Real estate is mostly a free market, and
that seems to perform pretty well for the most part.  How is address space
that different?  Please explain how you believe this would destroy the
internet.

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Brandon Ross [mailto:bross@sockeye.com]
> > Sent: Monday, April 14, 2003 4:20 PM
> > To: nanog@merit.edu
> > Subject: Re: Independent space from ARIN
> >
> >
> >
> > The solution to the problems posted in this thread about ARIN
> > is fairly
> > simple.  It's time to deregulate the IP address market and
> > convert to a
> > free market approach to allocating IP addresses.  If address
> > space could
> > be bought and sold on a free market you would no longer have
> > to justify
> > your address space to anyone, saving untold amount of
> > resources and costs
> > pulling these reports together.  Of course, address space wouldn't be
> > wasted the way it is today by organizations that hoard it, or
> > by companies
> > that go out of business because it would make sound financial sense to
> > sell what you don't need.
> >
> > ARIN (and the other registries as well) could still exist and
> > function as
> > a central repository (think of a title registry) of
> > information about the
> > current ownership of address blocks.
> >
> > --
> > Brandon Ross
> >  AIM:  BrandonNR
> > VP Operations
> >    ICQ:  2269442
> > Sockeye Networks
> >
> >
> >
>

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Brandon Ross                                                   AIM:  BrandonNR
VP Operations                                                    ICQ:  2269442
Sockeye Networks